Pictures of rashes cannot begin to convey the pain and suffering that go along with having rashes, but it's possible they could be helpful in talking to your physician about your symptoms and getting a good skin rash diagnosis.
Let's take a look at some skin rash pictures while also looking at the symptoms of rashes. We've also provided some natural home remedies that could provide some relief.
First, I must warn you ... these photos are very painful to look at. I am very sorry for the suffering that skin rashes can cause, and hope our information can be helpful to you.
As you can see, there are many different ways the skin can become inflamed, and for this reason we recommend you get help as soon as you can from your doctor or health care practitioner.
The VZV, or Varicella zoster virus, is the virus responsible for the cause of shingles.
Sensitive skin or a burning sensation on the skin could be the first symptoms, followed by a painful red blisters and rash across the skin.
Your physician will likely prescribe antiviral drugs if you have a skin rash diagnosis of shingles, to encourage healing and perhaps a separate drug to help with the pain associated with shingles.
Some people find that home remedies and nutritional supplements can aid in the recovery process, however please consult with your health practitioner since even natural remedies and herbs may have side effects or may interact with medications.
People with sensitive skin often need to go slowly to not overwhelm your body with a lot of different treatments at once. Always do a skin test before applying anything new to your skin, especially when you have a rash.
Group A streptococcus is the bacteria that causes strep throat, also referred to as scarlet fever. The red rash typically appears at the back of the throat and is accompanied by pain when swallowing or difficulty swallowing. Strep rash, red and textured, can also show up on the torso and on the arms or legs.
We couldn't find skin rash pictures of strep rash, but we'll keep looking.
Physicians who provide a skin rash diagnosis of strep would most likely recommend an antibiotic for the course of 7 to 10 days.
Please note: - Pure essential oils have many natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory effects, but they are potent natural medicines and so if you are sensitive, please do a skin test before using them.
Many brands of essential oils claim to be organic or natural but have added perfumes which can produce allergic reactions. Please do your research and find a good quality essential oil that does not contain hidden additives or perfumes.
The rash associated with lupus appears as a butterfly-shaped rash across the face or can appear as lesions on the surface of the skin. Exposure to direct sunlight can cause the rash to spread or worsen. Certain drugs can also increase a lupus rash in some people.
The following skin rash pictures show the lupus rash on the face and body.
Anti-malaria medication is often prescribed to alleviate the symptoms of lupus rash. Steroids, both topical and oral, are also typically prescribed.
Food allergy rashes are, many times, associated with an allergic reaction to milk, strawberries, wheat, fish, eggs, melons, soy, shellfish, tomatoes, nuts, pineapple, or specifically peanuts. These rashes can appear as hives, welts, scratchy itchy skin, blisters, or eczema. Contact dermatitis can occur if your skin comes into direct contact with an allergy-causing food.
Treatment recommended by a physician could include application of a topical steroid cream to the affected skin areas, cold compresses, and an antihistamine ingested orally.
Ouch! Where I grew up this was a common rash which would appear soon after walking in the woods.
The skin coming into contact with urushiol, the oil resin found in poison sumac, poison ivy, or poison oak, causes poison ivy rash. The skin will be red, irritated, itchy, and swollen. Blisters will also occur in some cases. Take a look at the pictures of rashes below to see what poison ivy can look like.
Natural remedies, such as soaking in an oatmeal bath and applying cold compresses to the affected areas, are usually effective. There are some cases when the blisters spread that your physician may recommend an oral steroid.
Psoriasis, eczema, xerosis, and contact dermatitis are all considered dry skin rashes. Symptoms include flaking skin, itchy, red skin, dry cracked skin, and patches of silvery scales.
These types of rashes can be very painful. Causes of dry skin rashes include vitamin deficiencies, cold weather, environmental pollution, excessive exposure to the sun, and in some cases, makeup usage.
These pictures of rashes show you what dry skin could look like.
Hydrocortisone creams or moisturizing creams like Eucerin or Aquaphor can give some relief according to physicians.
Childhood rashes are either bacterial or viral in nature. Most are harmless, but a few could potentially be dangerous to your child, so it's important that you have a physician look at your child rather than depending on skin rash pictures online to make an accurate skin rash diagnosis.
There are a few skin rashes that could potentially be harmful to your child, so we should again mention that it's important to see your pediatrician if your child develops a rash.
One of the best skin care remedies for rashes is Skin Doctor. Natural ingredients promote healthier skin while healing the skin from within the body. It's 100% homeopathic, so children and adults alike can benefit.
Natural remedies for childhood rashes vary greatly, but many of the natural remedies mentioned above could provide relief for some of the skin rashes listed here.
Pictures of rashes can be wonderful tools for helping you to narrow down your skin rash, but don't depend strictly on skin rash pictures to determine what type of skin rash you have. See your physician or health care provider, and then make your treatment decisions based on the type of rash you actually have.